Politics

…grants first legal exemptions for [specifically Psilocybin or Magic Mushrooms] use in 50 years

After waiting more than three months for a response, Canada’s Minister of Health Patty Hajdu finally granted exemptions to four patients, marking the first legal exemption for psilocybin ( use, outside of a clinical trial, since the substance was deemed illegal in 1974.

“We would like to extend our incredible gratitude to the Honorable Minister of Health, Patty Hajdu, and to our government,” says Tobin in a response to the milestone exemption. “Although it has taken a long time we are impressed with their willingness to listen to patients who have not been heard and to shift focus and policy to accommodate their interests and protect their needs.” One of… [the] key criteria for patients it will support is the individual patient must have their own access to psilocybin.

Original Article (New Atlas):
Canada grants first legal exemptions for psilocybin use in 50 years
Artwork Fair Use: Alan Vernon & Francesco Veronesi